Bullying at the University of Newcastle (Australia)

We are working to highlight and stop academic workplace bullying at the University of Newcastle, Australia. We are a group of staff and students who have been bullied for speaking out about misconduct.

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This will help us gather as much information as possible so that we can put an end to this bullying with its’ decades-long history.

“Systemic bullying, hazing and abuse generally are identified with poor, weak or toxic organizational cultures. Cultures that are toxic have stated ethical values that are espoused but not employed, and other non-ethical values which are operational, dominant, but unstated.

Such cultures thrive when good people are silent, silenced, or pushed out; when bad apples are vocal, retained, promoted, and empowered; and when the neutral majority remain silent in order to survive. Those who are most successful in such a toxic culture are those who have adapted to it, or adopted it as their own”. (McKay, Arnold, Fratzl & Thomas, 2008)

Friday, March 8, 2013

All is right with the world!!?????

"Bullying can happen in any workplace and at any level. With the right culture and the right framework, we will continue to ensure that at UoN we are minimising the risk of bullying occurring and, when it does, our response is timely, professional and supportive of everyone involved."
Professor Caroline McMillen, 
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle 

"University Vice-chancellor Nick Saunders has strongly denied a culture of bullying at the institution."
Newcastle Herald
18th March 2010

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